La Royannaise

Two luxury houses to rent just outside Royan, Charentes, France

A delightful villa perched high above the mighty Gironde estuary, with water on three sides and a private tunnel leading straight to the beach.

Sleeps: 15 + 3

Price Guide 2021:

From £15,000 per week

Low season price on request


  • Live-in staff
  • Daily maid service
  • Cook on request


  • Main House:
    Master suite with super-king bed
    Blue room with queen-size bed
    Double bedroom with sitting area on upper level
    Twin bedroom
    Shared shower room
    Shower room on ground floor
  • The Guest House:
    Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
    The white room with queen-size bed
    The dormitory with 3 trundle beds
    Shared bathroom


  • Infinity pool (12m)
  • Direct beach access
  • Outdoor kitchen & dining area
  • Sea kayaks
  • Children’s playground & craft area
  • Table tennis, foosball & football pitch
  • Bike rental on request


  • Bordeaux airport 1 hr 15 mins
  • La Rochelle airport 1 hr
  • Royan centre & market 10 mins
  • Golf 20 mins
  • Sailing, surfing & horse riding nearby
  • Tennis club 15 mins
  • Medoc vineyards 35 mins

As featured in Country Life

We love this unusual 1920s estate, lovingly restored and set on four and half acres of private land. Perched on the cliffs overlooking the entry to the Gironde estuary, the estate has direct beach access via a private tunnel cut through the rock.

The property is just outside the traditional family resort of Royan, with its huge Atlantic beaches backed by pine forests, and the whole area is wonderful for families, with boating, biking, surfing and great food.

The vineyards of the Medoc are just across the estuary (accessed by a ferry from Royan or a private boat charter) and the historic cities of Bordeaux and La Rochelle are only a short drive away.

The estate has a private tunnel that leads down to the large sandy beach below. The beach is wonderful for children, and has the added bonus of a good bistro at the other end. A set of sea kayaks are stored in the tunnel and free for guests to use.

An infinity pool looks over the sea and has a marvellous shady terrace with a huge table and outside kitchen for al-fresco lunches and dinners.

Several large seating areas look out towards the ocean and have lots of sofas and chairs, ideal for watching the sunset over the Phare de Courdouan.

The two houses are set side by side. The main house can sleep eight and the guest house a further ten (including the three trundle beds in the pretty children’s dormitory). Both have been completely renovated and have new bathrooms.
well equipped kitchens and indoor and outdoor dining, ideal for casual breakfasts in smaller groups or for children’s suppers.

The house is staffed by an English live-in ‘chalet’ couple.

This is just a selection of some of the villas we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for new properties to add to our portfolio and are always delighted to look for that very special house if you haven’t found what you are looking for. Properties are available throughout the year by arrangement.

So do call, we would love to talk to you.

Across the river, the great vineyards of Bordeaux are ripe for tastings and stocking up on supplies. 

Prices start at: £2,143 per night

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